OUR BEGINNINGS

Growing up in Hawke’s Bay in the sixties, life centred around family, friends, food, beaches and rivers.

The Fruit Bowl of New Zealand – simple words but forever etched in my mind and probably all of you who grew up in Hawke’s Bay.   The large sign in Karamu Road had a fruit bowl overflowing with pears, peaches, plums, apples, grapes and a quince thrown in for good measure.

At the time we took for granted what the seasons delivered to us.  Growing up in a large family – many a hot summer afternoon was spent around the outside BBQ table peeling seemingly never-ending cases of pears, peaches and apples so that Mum could fill jar after jar to feed the family in the winter months ahead.  

Times may have changed but my love of Hawke’s Bay seasonal fare has definitely not.  Enjoying a precious acre and a bit to grow our own seasonal fare, Bruce and I now find ourselves boxing up fruit to send to Auckland, delivering bottled peaches to Palmerston North and packing Hawke’s Bay “goodies” to send to friends and family overseas – sharing the Hawke’s Bay love so to speak.

Hawkes Bay Pantry has grown from this love of living, gardening, growing and cooking in Hawkes Bay.  We source the highest quality gourmet food, art and gifts made locally by artisan producers, delivering the best of the bay right to your doorstep no matter where you live. A “One-Stop” Hawke’s Bay shop.

 The talent in Hawke’s Bay is exceptional and when skilled local growers, producers and artisans make the most of the weather, the produce and our unique environment – great things happen.  The quality of care that our local suppliers invest in creating our wide product range, and their commitment to ethical and environmentally responsible business, is as important to us as it is to you.

Let us help you enjoy a “Taste of the Bay”.  Quality local gourmet food, art and gifts – tasty, unique and Hawke’s Bay made (with love!).

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are committed to sourcing and delivering the highest quality food, art and products made by Hawke’s Bay artisans, to local national and international customers.

We believe it is important that fresh, quality ingredients are used in all products we supply and that our suppliers are both ethical and environmentally responsible.

We endeavour to operate sustainably, minimising plastic and using recyclable and reusable materials as part of our packing process.

We are committed to securing the lowest possible delivery rates for our customers and are able  to support Hawke’s Bay locals in urban areas of Napier and Hastings (including the Cape Coast) by offering delivery to an urban home or work address for just $3.95!

We know you will love the convenience of stocking up on the best of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer and we will enjoy sharing a “Taste of the Bay” with you –  no matter where you live.

Jane and Bruce Gallen